[extropy-chat] Who Gets Expensive Treatments Under Socialism?.

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 02:10:07 UTC 2007

On 4/20/07, A B <austriaaugust at yahoo.com> wrote:

Me too! I'd sure as hell prefer an expert-system. In
> 9.8 out of 10 of my experiences with doctors, I'd
> swear they weren't listening to a damn thing I was
> saying, anyway. Like Eliezer said, state-of-the-art
> expert-systems have been superior to doctor diagnoses
> for many years. Ever wonder why they haven't yet
> become the standard? Can I say: a not so subtle
> conflict of interest? We should probably expect the
> same thing in the next couple of years when automated
> systems are also superior at performing all surgeries.

I doubt that automated surgeons, or even automated hairdressers, are a
couple of years away. And I don't think automated doctors will become
generally accepted until automated friends, lovers and governments also
become acceptable. It will happen, but not for a while yet.

Stathis Papaioannou
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